EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I run for Discovering Justice because I believe we all have a duty to provide, encourage and challenge children to embrace their society and connect with their community. I believe that now is as important time as any to show the value of the justice system and support inquiring young minds in developing their own independent, intelligent voices to go above and beyond basic civic responsibilities.
Through Discovering Justice’s mock trial program I have had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the strength and determination of students arguing a case in front of a judge of the United States Court of International Trade. The experience showed me that with hands-on learning experiences like the ones given by Discovering Justice, kids can learn to apply critical thinking in real-world situations.
Please support me and the Discovering Justice 2017 Boston Marathon team in bringing civic education to the forefront of in-school curriculum. Also, watch me run in subzero temperatures and Nor’easters by following my training on Instagram @jr_lenny.
I run because I can. I run for those who can’t.
Discovering Justice (The James D. St.Clair Court Public Education Project) wrote -
Discovering Justice is a nonprofit leader in civic education located inside the Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Our mission is to prepare young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting courtrooms and classrooms.
We offer innovative in-school curriculum, afterschool mock trial and mock appellate programs, and courthouse field trips that teach elementary and middle school students about the justice system, the role of law in a democratic society, and the fundamental importance of good citizenship. We concentrate our efforts where the need and opportunity for impact are greatest: in Boston and in Gateway Cities. In the 2015-2016 school year, more than 22,000 students from Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, Malden, Milton, New Bedford, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Somerville, Springfield, Watertown, Worcester, and other Massachusetts cities participated in our programs.